Class of 2018

The 3rd Annual Induction Ceremony was held on Friday, April 13, 2018


Sam Stahlman

Robert Rightmire

Sam Stahlman


Sam Stahlman  is a WWII veteran of the D-Day invasion, where he received a Purple Heart. A longtime resident of the Village of Patchogue, Stahlman is a well-known businessman, was involved in many community organizations including the Lions, was a substitute teacher in the Patchogue-Medford School District as well as a volunteer coach for the high school varsity football team. Stahlman is a past recipient of the Temple Emanuel of Patchogue.

Baron Degner

Robert Rightmire

Sam Stahlman


Baron Degner was a beloved administrator and mentor to many students at Patchogue-Medford High School. The Patchogue Rotary honored his memory by dedicating a memorial garden in his name at Patchogue-Medford High School.

Robert Rightmire

Robert Rightmire

Robert Rightmire


Robert Rightmire was a well-respected member of the teaching faculty at Patchogue-Medford High School. He produced numerous plays and musicals at the high school, along with his dear friend and now fellow hall of fame inductee Bert Pollock. Author of numerous books and articles. Rightmire was well loved and respected by his students and colleagues.

Danielle Kaiser

Christopher Cara

Robert Rightmire


Danielle Kaiser A standout varsity basketball player at both Patchogue-Medford High School and St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, Kaiser is a 1998 graduate of PMHS. She achieved All-County status as a high school player and was selected to the St. Joseph’s College Hall of Fame.

Nicholas Garone

Christopher Cara

Christopher Cara


Nicholas Garone After graduation in 1986, Garone was a NYS wrestling champion and continued his wrestling success in college. He nearly made it to the USA Olympic wrestling team, but due to injury, was unable to move past trials. He now coaches wrestling at a local high school.

Christopher Cara

Christopher Cara

Christopher Cara


Christopher Cara is the only high school All-American lacrosse player to come out of PMHS. A 2001 high school graduate, Cara went on to Bucknell University, where he led the nation in scoring his junior and senior years. He was selected for induction into their hall of fame and later played several seasons with the Long Island Lizards professional lacrosse team.

Michael J. Bergman

Michael J. Bergman

Michael J. Bergman


Michael J. Bergman This class of 1988 Patchogue-Medford graduate has gone on to become a world-renowned musician and entertainer. Ward-Bergeman took the musical talents he honed as a music student in Pat-Med and went on to a stellar career at Berklee College of Music. As Ward-Bergeman began touring the world, bringing his unique talents to share with people all over the world, he came into contact with world-renowned musicians such as Yo-Yo Ma, performing in such places as the jungles of South America, concerts throughout Europe and Carnegie Hall. A Grammy Award winner, Ward-Bergeman performed his GIG365 and with his group Groanbox.

Douglas Brode

Michael J. Bergman

Michael J. Bergman


Douglas Brode After graduating from Patchogue High School in 1961, Brode became a high school teacher and moved on to teaching English at the college level. He became the creator and coordinator of Cinema Studies at Onondaga Community College in upstate New York. Brode later wrote over 40 books related to film as well as working on such motio


1980 Girls Varsity Bowling Team


1980 Girls Varsity Bowling Team This outstanding group of student-athletes became New York State bowling champions, while capturing league and county titles on their rise to the top. The Lady Raiders were honored by the local chapter of the Kiwanis Club for their numerous accomplishments and titles.

Team members:

Nance Coccia, Cathy Roy, Colleen Browning, Linda Frabizio, Irma Lorenze (Coach), Paula Kipp, Kim Botts, Beth Newham, Peggy Darling, Sandra Johnson, Dolores Tanner, Debbie Knoth and Robin Wood.

Hall of Fame Special Recognition Award Recipients

Cynthia Quinn

Michael Lauria

Michael Lauria


Cynthia Quinn (deceased), art teacher and track coach, beloved by her students and peers. She made a lasting impression on countless young lives. Quinn was murdered while on a Saturday morning run 20 years ago.

Michael Lauria

Michael Lauria

Michael Lauria


Michael Lauria, class of 1997, has been an active community member and as owner of Rudi’s Bar and Grill Restaurant, has given back to his home community by his never-ending support for community projects, fundraisers to help out other residents in times of trouble, donating time, space within this establishment for fundraisers and generously giving of himself to help others in need.

Persons of the Year

Bob & Barbara Mongillo


The Sean Patrick Dixon Hall Of Fame Raider Courage Award

Kaynen Peters


Journal Sponsors

Aegean Pizza, Holbrook  

Applebees, Patchogue 

Awards and Gifts, Holtsville 

Bar A Dessert, Patchogue 

Bernard & Beverly Jefferson 

Blackman Plumbing Supply 

Blums, Main St., Patchogue 

Cafe Joelle, Sayville 

Canavan Classics of Sayville 

Catherine Olinger 

Chubs Meats, Medford 

Clearview Plate Glass, Patchogue 

Connoisseur Media Group of Long Island 


Dayton & Sydney Wealth Strategies Group LLC, Westbury 

Diana Andrade, Isagenix Nutritional Consultant

Diversified Financial Solutions

Double M Landscaping, Patchogue 

Dr. Gail Shafer 

Dymond Industries, Medford 

FAME (Friends of Art and Music Education), Patchogue-Medford 

Flowers by Rosemarie, Sayville 

Folks Insurance Group, Barbara Lyons, CISR, West Sayville 

Geoff Cheshire, Photography

Haven Drugs, Medford 

Howards Café, Patchogue 

Island Print Center, Deer Park, Paul Mazzola, Class of 1978 

J. Signs, Patchogue 

J.J. Stanis 

Jackie Judd & John Papanek 

James Conklin Family 

Jason Volini, CPA 

Jessica Kelley Photography, Medford 

Jim & Marie (Pontieri) Feltman 

Jon & Janice Parris 

Judy Whitbeck, Class of 1961 

Karvers Grille, Holbrook 

Keith’s Lawn Maintenance & Landscaping Inc., Medford 

Kids First Team, Marc Negrin 

Kim Worontsoff, Class of 1994 

Liberator Restoration, Medford 

Loretta Detweiler 

Medford Elementary School PTA 

Medford Fast Lube, Inc., Medford 

Metropolis Diner, Medford 

Mike White 

New York Dart Zone, Holbrook 

Oregon Middle School PTA 

Papou’s Possy 

Paradise Bridals, Patchogue 

Pasta Pasta, Port Jefferson 

Pat Lee Sweeney Class of 1961 

Pat Maloney 

Patchogue Fire Department, Chief Joseph Arabia, Jr. 

Patchogue High School Class of 1961 

Patchogue Lions Club 

Patchogue Shores Marina 

Patchogue-Medford High School Class of 1976 

Patchogue-Medford Retired Educators 

Patrick Maloney Sr., Manager, Corporate Security & Regulatory Compliance, ExpressJet 


PMCT Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers 


Professional Care PT 

R.S. Abrams 

Raider Youth Football, Lacrosse and Cheerleading 

Rocco’s Pizza & Pasta, Medford 

Ron Krawczyk, BNB Bank, Patchogue 

Ronnie Shaber 

Rudi's Bar and Grill, Patchogue 

Sayville Therapeutic Spa 

Starlite School of Dance Arts Inc., Jodi Vaccaro, Director 

Suffolk Foot and Ankle 

SV Aesthetics 

Swan Realty 

TEE-KAY Auto Electric, Patchogue 

The Felouzis, Stratton and Bragg Families 

The Garone Family

The Maier Team, RealityConnectUSA, Steven Maier 

The Meo Family 

The Ruquet Family 

The Stahlman Family - Blanca, Allison, Jacob, and Ben

Tim Bigotti, Class of 1984

Tires Inc., Patchogue 

Tony’s Pizza, Medford 

Tremont Elementary School PTA 

Tremont Elementary School Sunshine Club 

Unique Boutique Photography LLC, Manorville 

Van Guard Hose Company NO. 1 Patchogue Fire Department 

Weeks Yacht Yard, Patchogue 

Will & Ele Ryder 

1977 Varsity Football Team Coaches 

360 Taiko Restaurant, Patchogue

Ceremony Student Volunteers

Varsity Football Team

Raider Youth Boys Lacrosse

National Honor Society

Latrell Gilmore, Raymond Kircher, Steven Carbone, Shawn Magishie, Jordan McGinn , Dylan Gianikos, John Salerno, Angelo deVita, Chris Adams, Brenden Wassmer, Eric Suda, Chris Timpe, Mike Dempsey, Travis Valco

National Honor Society

Raider Youth Boys Lacrosse

National Honor Society

Madeline Miehle , David Turner, Sarah Morge, James Fernandez, MacKenzie Mulholland, Damaris Rodas, Taylor Hanscom, Carolina Rocanco, Hilda Nivelo, Emily Siefert

Raider Youth Boys Lacrosse

Raider Youth Boys Lacrosse

Raider Youth Boys Lacrosse

Alex Hofmann,Dylan Ruland, Matthew McCarthy, Sean Nash, Ethan Rodecker, Domenick Ribaudo

Middle School Volunteers

High School Student Presenters

Raider Youth Boys Lacrosse

Anastacia Stratton, Emily Volpe, Ashley Schreck, Derek Andrade   John Coutard, Jesse Andrade, Aiden Jennings

Elementary School Volunteers

High School Student Presenters

High School Student Presenters

Hailey Stratton, Madison Hofmann, Colin Jennings,  Bella Petersen

High School Student Presenters

High School Student Presenters

High School Student Presenters

Megan Van Dorn, Emily Siefert, Victoria Burkes, Brad Underwood, Chris Gomez, Siarra Montes, Alexander Hamarich, Alexis Johnson, Ryan Casamassina, Ryan Warnken, Andrew Scheiner, Nalyia Washington